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Old 06-17-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Darrien, this is my first post and i am ready for the bashing. I am currently building a 1992 that i received 1 year ago as a Christmas present from my father, he got it from a drug dealer, who got it from a junkie who owed him money and was using the car to live in and also a garbage can. For the last year the car has been sitting untouched, all that has been happening for the last year with the car is me researching. I have been using google a lot for my research, and i came across this site a few times so i decided that it might come in handy if i had any question that i couldn't figure out for myself.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Darrien.

I can see you've been doing your homework.

I guess after your description of the car I don't want to see any pics of it
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Welcome.

I hope your build ends up just as awesome as the story you've got to match it.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site. What were you thinking(researching) for yours?
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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ok, so i havent been on for quite some time now, i've decided to go v-8, got lots of small block chevys on craigslist around here for cheap, where is the best place to read about a swap of this sort?
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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okay, so before i go v-8 im finishing the stock 1.6 for my senior project, does anyone know where i can get oil jets and retainers besides mazda? i wanna save as much cash as possible so i dont want to drop the 140 on them from the dealership
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:31 PM   #8
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If you're staying NA (which I would if you're going V8, just skip the turbo step) put the appropriately sized bolts in the holes with one of the brass washers from the oil squirters. Way cheaper. The squirters are nice for turbo cars, but unnecessary for NA cars.

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ok, sweet, thanks
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:46 PM   #10
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haha, i wish i could find a junkyard block in idaho, it seems that all of the les bois miata club members horde them, cant find one anywhere, when someone crashes their miata around here they sell the whole thing as a parts car, and people around here dont like to share, if they got miata parts, they keep them for themselves.
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ok, so i havent been on for quite some time now, i've decided to go v-8, got lots of small block chevys on craigslist around here for cheap, where is the best place to read about a swap of this sort?

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